The Progress-Index from Petersburg, Virginia on May 26, 1960 · Page 14
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Petersburg, Virginia
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$£"ffi'S,'..^''?..;- ''' ffe\ - .. , "", -,-, % *' ", '''..^'·^s?^3t$% m ^M^UKKfm*%it$M-^ \*i\' ..$* W^y* 1 7**" £ ***f*fcrv ·· ········· --THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1960 NEWS Of Tli? T K I - C f T Y AREA Group Urges Tuition Grant Law Changes an By The Progress-Index City Staff George Ivey, 85-year-old farmer, who lives on River Road (Route 4) in Dinwiddie County, is very much upset. He was driving his old tractor between his home and Carroll's Store at the intersection of Ferndale and River Roads this week when he somehow lost his money, papers and picture. The money amounted to about $25 or $30. He markets a few eggs and vegetables in season and the loss of the money is serious to him. He's hoping somebody found it and will return it to him. ·--MARY CHERRY ALLEN Fishers Of Men Set 3-Day Meeting In Cfl By ROBERT C. SMITH A letter will be sent out tomor- ·ow by the Prince George Tax- ayers Association urging mem- ers to write their delegates and state senators advocating changes n the state tuition grant law. The association's officers want he law changed so that tui- ion grants will be made available to private citizens only when ntegration is threatened or accomplished in a given locality. Presently, any citizen can ap- ·ly for a tuition 'grant for his child for any reason whether or not integration is threatened. The association would like to see this change made by the next General Assembly. Never Ending Thing Meanwhile, association officers say they will ask Prince George Board of Supervisors to do all in its power to discourage tuition grants for .attendance in private schools as long as there is no pervisors and we are well ovei one third of this goal to date Practically all members are registered voters in Prince George County, and also their wives, and since our membership includes the family we can account for over 700 registered voters in our association." This figure, Matthews said, includes 36 per cent of white voters or 25 per cent of total number of county voters. T h e s t a t e m e n t concluded: "Since the first, last and only night meeting of the Board of Supervisors was held on the same night of our organization meeting there were only three members to attend the meeting; however, we contemplate we will fill the court house at this (Monday's) meeting and expect to request that the supervisors continue these night meetings, or in fact that they conduct all business at night meetings as all administrative bodies in surrounding ci- integration in the county. The ; reasoning of the association offi- j en cers is that the granting of private school t u i t i o n scholarships could be a "never ending thing," and detrimental to the operation of the public school system. During the current year, two tuition grants for attending private schools were made in Prince George County, amounting to an appropriation of $475.94. The county bears 43 per cent of the cost and the state 57 per cent. The association is also pushing plans for an en masse turnout of members for meetings of the supervisors Monday at 8 p. m. and June 14 at 2 p. m. The June meeting is a public hearing on ties do, so all*voters will be giv- a chance to take an active I. B. PITTMAN Pittman New President Of Men's Club I. B. Pillman was installed as the new president for the 1960-61 Ash Doubts Census Report Here Correct City Manager Says He 'Is Not' Happy' With Figures Released By MARY CHERRY ALLEN City Manager Roy F. Ash said today he is "not happy about the census report" for Petersburg. Referring to a letter he had just received from John H. Castles, district supervisor, informing him of an error of 586 in the computation, the city manager said he believes the reported census is 5,000 to 10,000 below the j actual population. j The corrected figure as report- j ed by the district supervisor is j 36,795, instead of 3fi,209. making an increase in population for the 10-year period of 1,741. The city manager bases his estimate of the population increase on a number of factors. LILV^ * 1 1 1 * V L C O I V l t t l L - L U L t-Ht J./U\J U -i I _ . . - I term of the Washington Street! 0T " {hc , 11 £j' oa n r ,« per ' od Methodist Mens Club last night at 0 1Eb ° 1 n , « , 19f)0 ' 2 ' 30 » S1 "8 le fj »TMly the monthly meeting of the Old'. J^TM 08 have been bllilt in Peters Ship room of the church. Other officers are: Merritte H. Guthrie Jr. vice president; G o r - j t^' ^ "meters; /·4r»n if f l i i f O M r»ti/\rf !···» v%'\ r*\i r\ i*«_ ' don K. Owen, program chair- burg. Water Meters Increase Tn 1950, the city had 7.633 ac- has 9,!K)fi active water meters, an in- The proposed budget estimate ncludes a 60 cents increase he personal property and real es- ate tax rate per $100 evaluation -- from the current $2.20 to $2.80. · ·» , - , - . _ -, _. IV. U U J l j L l l l t 1O Cl j ^ l i t J l i V . i i ^ t t i » « * £ "··« The Virginia Fishers of Men, Fishers of Men message - the [he county - s ?679 oo7.20 budget es Chapters will gather in Colonial Heights tomorrow in Immanuel Baptist Church for a state convention through Sunday. Dr. Fred Garland, of Roarjoke, nationally-known evangelist, will be the speaker at the opening session at 7:30 p. m. tomorrow. Dr. Garland will speak again at the d i n n e r - s e s s i o n Saturday at 6:15 p. m.. which will follow an j all-day business session beginning at 10 a. m. Dr. Garland has a personal history that bears testimony to the Colonial Heights Jaycee Road-E-O Scheduled June 4 The annual Colonial Heights Safe Driving Road-E-O will be -held June 4. starting at 9 a. m. at the Colonial Heights School on Conduit Road. The event is sponsored by the Colonial Heights Junior Chamber of Commerce. A spokesman for the Jaycees said it is hoped this year's event will Ire most suc- transforming power of faith in Christ. He was a dope addit and convict in his youth. He worked with New York liquor - running gangs, and was sent to Tombs Prison, where he was converted in Protestant services at the prison. The story of his life, "Twice Convicted," has been filmed and will be shown during the convention. Presiding over the session songfests will be Cosmo Peche, of Kannapolis, N. C. Peche is brmer beer truck driver who changed jobs after his conversion. He is now a director of Na- .ional Fishers of Men clubs. The Fishers of Men, organized n 1917 during a Billy Sunday evangelistic campaign in Atlanta. It lists its primary objective as "leading businessmen to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and to enlist men in Christian activi- cessful. The full details of the affair are being worked out by a Jaycee committee composed of: judging, Tom Moore and Bob Ellis: publicity and participation, Carl Cottrell and Stan Richter; course layout, Bob Pittard and Vernon James; eligibility and screening, Charles Williams and Mike Wilkerson, and awards, Aubrey L. Lucas. Men In Service ICE IN KANSAS Army Lieutenant Colonel Jack C. Ice, whose wife, Lois, lives in Chester, has completed the 16- week associate course at The Command and General Staff Col lege, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The course is designed to pre pare selected officers for duty with general staffs of combat di visions or logistical command! and to familiarize them wiih the j duties of the general staff at corps and Army level. Col. Ice is chief o f ' t h e Richmond Quartermaster Depot. He entered the Army in 1942. The colonel attended Louisiana State University. imale. Association members say they will seek to raise questions at ooth of these meetings concerning budget figures. 700 Registered Voters Charles W. Matthews, association secretary, said today in a statement: "We are pushing for 1,000 members prior to the June 14 meeting of the Board of Su- The group offers layman speakers for jails, hospitals, resthomes and regular church services, anc presses for a personal, daily witnessing to the Christian faith, according to Richmond club president, N. H. Bradley. man's Elwood Ellis, secretarj'; crease of about-2.300. W ilham H. Elmore treasurer. The mimber of ^ me _ The officers were installed by Dr. j , er in 1950 was foui , and . a h a l f . Us . art in the county government." I Dav jd H. Reames Jr., who is Photo by Srmtiu THREE AWARD WINNERS -- These three Petersburg High School students won top awards today. They are: (from left) Thomas Williams, son of Mrs. Dorothy C. Williams, of 1845 Powhatan Ave., winner of John Philip Sousa Band award to outstanding band member; Bill Carter, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Lee Carter, of 1924 Oakland St., winner of Arion award to outstanding member of high school glee club; and Sandra Jamison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Jamison, of 2150 South Sycamore St., winner of the Mary T. Perkins award for excellence in Latin scholarship. ing the same ratio in 1%0, would The association is making up ii, e District Lav Leader of the - , ,_ . 1 1 - 1 1 L i T LI«- Lvi.TLin-i, jjay j_t,ciuui VJL tut. cTv£ a nf\m il a f i rm ftrfinv* r\f J.^ of the deta.ed county bud-1 me thodist churches in Ihe Peters- ^^ P ^ e c t " nl TM r sid'" ;et estimate and the school bud- b u r g disldct D r .Reams also t a l k - ! ?, l^ ,L^ TM p g Sii ·of fnr rlicl rihnt inn to TYlPmnPr^ f j 4 j r · i · ! HI U'HJ uiei e u cl 6 b.lrlMI Sill* ci iui iiioii IULII tun w im,ii]ijci a fir* *« i rip i*rnin poiifpt'niiif* m t n l i : i i · i T-* , i . . 0'' ^ucly. j ties leaders s Cuk have V how J±lJV "r A f TM [L^M The association advocates cut-1 Tcsus chose those Ue felt w m ; ^ ool «-$ °^" .?·."«· 1^ ing the budget "as much as f e a s i m o s t ap( for t h e p o s i U n n s h e h . K i : ^ e , e ,,713 pupils ,n the puhhc ble" for the year beginning July i w h i i e m i n i s i er i n g on earth. Dr. s also told of her per- pupils in the public 2 pointed out there are as many more pupils in school as the census report shows as Students At Petersburg Gef Awards During Assem By M A R Y LOU NOBLES P-I Special Correspondent initial awarding of the Sousa'SCA, Award to the most o u t s t a n d i n g George Perkins; ;h tea-.'hor. Mis; a junior Francos .,,,..,,. experience? while working j increase for the entire population. ,, ; ,, , . c,.,,TM, ,...,«. 1,1^1 iohioH in .the churdvand how much it In 19.50 there were six r e s i - i l l l g h SLh °° l "'" "fi nll S hled .. has done for htm to grow and dents for each student in school. one of t n e most - 8 reatl . v antici This morning at Petersburg i senior band member. The first Kvan.s; director of student ao No Damage Done In Can Plant Fire (Hopewell Bureau) Hopewell Firemen last night answered a call to the Continental Can Co. but no damage resulted from the blaze. Origin of the fire was undetermined. The blaze was in the power plant of the company. Firemen answered the call at 8 p. m. and spent 42 minutes bringing the fire under control. Another call yesterday, at 5:05 p. m. also resulted in no dam age. Firemen answered a call to 3505 Oaklawn Blvd. where they found the fire to be burning trash. Lions Hear Talk On Agriculture A strong agriculture program is fundamental to a strong ec onomy. Richard E. Chumney, assislan commissioner for the Stale De partment of Agriculture, made this remark during a talk yes terday afternoon at a luncheon meeting of the Petersburg Lion Club. Chumney used as his them "If Ever There Was a Time." He began his talk by congratulating members of the club on their work vith the Southside Virginia Fair. le also singled out Delegate W. Roy Smith, a member of the Jons Club, for his work in the General Assembly. In citing the real story of the armer, Chumney pointed out that 37 per cent of jobs today have something to do with food and its continues to be the brunt of much unwarranted criticism. He urged the Lions to renew ;heir faith in what the fanner is doing every day. William G. Ritchie was program chairman. ALSAGE INSURANCE AGENCY MEDICAL ARTS BUILDING RE 3-1010 or RE 3-7966 adv. STROTHER GRADUATES Army Corporal Douglas R. Strother, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Strother, 119 Marvin Ave., Colonial Heights, graduated from the Fort Eustis Non-Commissioned Officer Academy May 6- Strother entered the Army in 1949 and is regularly assigned as 591st Transportation Company at Fort Etistis. He is a graduate of St. Joseph's High School. His wife, Ursula, lives in Williamsburg. Teacher: Listed : or Bible Class Prince Robinson, of First Bap- ist Church, will teach the YMCA VIen's Bible Class at the weekly uncheon tomorrow at 1 p. m. in he Fiesta Room of Whitmore's Restaurant. "Classified" News from the Want Ad Pages WANT A COOL HOUSE? A lot of people must, for when Mrs. William R. Gimter ran this ad in The Progress-Index, she hac many calls. A I R CONDITIONER-- ?'«-ton, 110 i-olt, S.TO. A p p l y 500 N. Rth A v e . Ilopewo'l. G l , f i - 2 S 2 T i . "I could have sold the air con rlitioner the first day", said Mrs Gunler. "The ad did wonders, are real pleased." Hot weather is here. If yoi have air conditioners, fans, o anything you would like to sell you can find buyers in Progress Index readers. Place your ad a RE 2-345G. FRANK WILEY INSURANCE Auto-Fire Insurance --Adv. 1954 S. Sycamore St RE 3-3321 Ft. Lee Salute To Petersburg Is Tomorrow Fort Lee will salute Petersburg .omorrow in a mammoth review on the Hospital Parade Field. Mayor Walter M. Edens will! troop the line of Quartermaster j soldiers at the 8:30 a. m. event as the guest of Major General Alfred B. Denniston, commanding general g_f the Quartermaster j Training Command and Fort Lee. Also to be guests of Gen. Denniston for the ceremony and a subsequent reception in the Fort Lee Officers Open Mess are members of the area's Army Advisory Committee. Colonel Waller A. Edens, now stationed with the Department in Washington, D. C., is expected to be on hand to see his father, a veteran of World War I, review the marching troops. The 70-year-old mayor and retired industrialist will be on familiar ground at the Army post. He was graduated from Officer's Candidate School at what was then Camp Lee in June 1918. Tomorrow's parade will be the third honoring a Southside Virginia community. Both Colonia Heights and Hopewell were similarly saluted in recent month In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be postponed until a later date. be nurtured through the H o l y Spirit. It was announced the June meeting will be held June 22 and will be in the form of a family night at Lee Park where a stew with all of the trimmings will be served to those who wish to participate. Past President Richard A. Claybrook closed the m e e t i n g by t h a n k i n g the men for the cooperation they have shown him while in office. The Rev. Carl W. Haley, pastor of Washington Church gave the benedic- Applying the same e q u a t i o n , ! paled events of the year, the would give a 45,000-plus population tn 1%0. 45,000-IMus In 1950. the Virginia Electric and Power Co. had 31,809 active Awards Assembly. At t h i s time students who have d i s p l a y e d outstanding ability, school spirit, s c h o l a r s h i p , meters; in 1960 Vepco has 15.17K1 citizenship, and interest in all active meters. Applying the same j school functions throughout their tion. St. Joe Students Get Holiday Students of St. Joseph's Parochial School are enjoying a five-day vacation. The pupils have today, tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday a n d Monday off. It works this way: Today is Ascension Day, a day of obligation, and is thus a holiday. Tomorrow is a day the pupils have off because they attended school while public s c h o o l students stayed home because of the heavy snows this winter, and Monday is Memorial Day, a holiday in the Catholic school. Classes will resume at the usual time Tuesday morning. These holidays do not apply to public schools. RC in Hopewell Elects Officers (Hopewell Bureau Dr. Thomas B. Robertson wil succeed Mrs. Max V o u g h as chairman of the Hopewel chapter of the American Red Cross. Dr. Robertson was electee Tuesday night at a chapter meet ing. Other officers are? Dr. Cole man Booker, chapter vice chair man, and William Weslon, trca? urer. New officers will be instaV cd at the July meeting of the board. Athletic Field Jghting Bids Are Received The Colonial Heights School 3oard last night received two )ids on lighting the school's alh- clic field. Five invitations were sent out but only two were returned After some discussion the board decided to carry (he mailer over to the next meeting. Carl D. Bedford, school board chairman, said he thought, the bid would lie let at the June meeting. The board approved a request by Wesley Methodist Church to use the auditorium of the North Momentary vSchool while con- ^.^ t j le 35 struction on their new church is going on. The school calendar for the 19!iO-(U session was adopted. School will begin September 6, 1960, with Thanksgiving holidays s-et for November 24 and 25 and Christmas holidays beginning December 22 with school to resume ratio would give a 45,000-plus population. "It looks very obvious to me," Ash said, "that there is some error in this type of t h i n g in computing population; but assuming a 10 per cent error, we have 40,000-plus population in Petersburg today." He pointed out that a 5,000 error in computation would mean 550,000 in a 10-year period Hint the city would lose in ABC funds which are allocated on a per capita basis. There are other state funds t i v i t i o s . K d w i n M. R c t i s ; and the recipient as announced by R a l p h ; L a l i n six teacher. Miss Lelia W. Stonach, hand director, was Doan. The committee selected Tommy Williams, whose n a m e will be engraves on a plaque to be hung, at PHS and who received Sandra J a m i s o n on the basis of her c o n t r i b u t i o n to and standing in her class for this a n n u a l award to a t h i r d - v e a r L a l i n studetu. a bust of Sousa, a p i n , and a ! This a w a r d presented which are allocated on the same basis and Ash said an error of 5,000 would cost the city $200,000 or more in a 10-year period. Ash said he is compiling additional dala which will be helpful in projecting a population esli- mati 1 , a l t e r which he expecls to submit the matter to Ihe Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, and request some rechecking of typical blocks. He added that if the re-checking indicates a substantial error, he would attempt to make high school career are honored. Letters, medals, and recognition were given to boys and girls who have been active participants in cither basketball, t r a c k , s o f t b a l l , baseball, tennis or golf by the respective sporLs instructors. The annual Art Award medal was presented by Russell B. G i l l , principal, to Sandra Rollison, the senior who was selected as h a v - ing contributed the most of her talent in this field to PUS. Science Winners John Leele, a physics instructor of PUS, made the presentation of the Bau.scii and Lomb Science Award to Sam Johnson a n d A l l e n Saunders, t h e seniors who were judged by a committee of science teachers as having Ihe best scientific a t t i t u d e certificate. Stronach staled, concerning the musical awards, "since those awards are so coveted, they serve as an inspiration for which the student work hard". L a t i n Award The Mary T. Perkins Award. Sandra by Margaret Wells in behalf of tin- Goober Pep Club of I'MS which originated the award and set up the regulations governing i t . J i m m y Brockwnll, junior class president, ivcfived t h r Sons nf the American Revolution Award 4 Ir0111 P r i n c i p a l ( ' J i l l , a f t e r heir/.: named in honor of a past. Latin | selected _on t h e basis_ of teacher at PHS. was awarded this year by a c o m m i t t e e com-if'. 1 ' posed senior of Ihe class. prosidenl of the IvCe Fleshood. scholarship, school s p i r i t , d e v o t i o n to both PHS and his country. The Goober Pop Club donated ixresidonl of the j u n i o r class, j an oil p a i n t i n g of a f o u n t a i n in Jiiftmy Powell; president of the Laundry Teams From Fort Lee Leave for Chile Two 'eight-man laundry loams left Fovl Lee laic vestordav en and grade's. They have done ex-! route to disaster-hit Chile. a park, done by Sandra Roliison. to PHS; the Square Circle Honor Society gave the school an amplifier for t h e g y m n a s i u m : the Tri-Hi-V and T r i - l l i - V groups made the o f f i c i a l dedication i i the newly-installed trophy case, while the Key Club did "likewise with the new b u l l e t i n board. Homeroom 104 was presented Ihe Freshman Class Contest Ban, ner for h a v i n g won it - t h e ino^i mcnls for a re-taking of the city .census. He said it is his opinion thai the population in 1050 was larger reported by the been used in making a projection. January 3,'1%1. Easter vacation is set for March 30 through April 4 and school will end June 2, 1061. Flags Available For Vet's Graves Flags for graves in Blandford Cemetery for Monday, Memorial Day, are available at the cemetery superintendent's office. These flags are a v a i l a b l e though the courtsey of Petersburg Post 2 of the American Legion. They must be picked up before noon S a t u r d a y , A. A. Woodfin, post commander, said today. Petersburg Gains In Population Petersburg gained 5f!fi persons in the population count today. John If. Castles, district supervisor of the Bureau of the Census, said in a s t a t e m e n t : "We have found an error Wind and Hail Destroy Barns UNION LEVEL (AP)- A windstorm accompanied by hail destroyed two barns and uprooted numerous trees in a narrow four- mile ^corridor near here in Mecklenburg County late Wednesday. C. D. Gill, who lost the two bams, said a car parked in a farmhouse yard was tossed 100 yards into a nearby cornfield. cellcnt work in the major sciences of biology, chemistry, and physics. The Anon Award, which has been won for (he last decade by a band member, was (his year given to Billy Carter, president of the Glee Club and its ensembles. Miss Carol Torrence, Glee Club director, made Ihe presentation. Today set the precedent for many succeeding years by Ihe 524th QM Petroleum Co. Gets A Superior Rating The 524th QM Petroleum Depot Company achieved a superior rating on its recent Army T r a i n i n g Test at Foil fx?onard Wood, Mo. The test included tactical and technical operating . problems. Eight miles of petroleum pipeline consisting of three pump stations, two terminal tank farms and a simulated tanker ship off loading dock provided the background for Ihe test. Four officers from the Office of The men, all members of Fort j tim - during this semester. Lee's l!!(ilh QM Laundry Coin-! Outgoing president of the pany, will act in support of U. S . ' dent Council, George Pcrkin,-. Army Field Hospitals being rush- j made a few closing remarks aivl cd to aid victims of h e a v y ' f o r m a l l y presenied (ho savcl of quakes, t i d a l waves and v o l c a n i c : leadership to I , ( H I Sioui'l. tin 1 avalanches which racked Chile f n r , newly-elected SCA p r e s i d e n t , the f i f t h straight day yesterday. · Sicgol made a short address ID The field hospitals from Forl · the s t u d e n t body, and a f t e r the Rclvoir, Fort Bragg, N. C., a n d , Alma .Alaler was sung, lie ad- Ihe Fort Lee laundry teams are J journed the assembly. to leave Andrews Air Force Base. [ near Washington, today for San- General T haver's Home liago. They are scheduled to re- , , · , . c , . , . main there approximately w Historic Shrine, Museum R R A I N T R E E . Mass. ( A F P S -- days. Heading the Fort Lee team is Captain Forrest Wilson, c o m : .This old New England community manding officer of the 4%th QM has f o r m a l l y dcdcaled the home Laundry Company. UACING COINCIDENCE BALTIMORE (tf -- Celtic Ash, third in the Prcakncss Trial, i s j owned by the same man who own- j of t h o "Father of West P o i n t . " Gen. Sylvamis Thayer, as an h i s - toric shrine and town museum. Gen. Thayer. as s u p e r i n t c n d o n : of the M i l i t a r y Academy from in:5.'?, founded its basic and came up to his 3-ycar-old ; system w h i c h turned out d i s t i n career the same way as Cavan -- | j, n j s n c i m i l i t a r y leaders from G e n - Cavan, 1!)58 Belmont w i n n e r . ! 1 ^ 1 7 as a maiden. Both horses, imported from the British Isles, are erals Robert F.. Lee and Ulv;;i- 'CAREER' TRIO SIGNED HOLLYWOOD (DPI)--Producci Hal Wallis has signed three of the actors who helped make his "Ca- · in rcer" a success for his comedy! Ihe c o m p u t a t i o n of Petersburg "All in a Night's Work." population. The corrected M e n - ! Coming together for the first tativcl figure is 3(i,7flf instead of lime since "Career" are Dean 36,209, which is an increase of M a r t i n , Shirley' MacLaine and "jfifi." 1.Joseph Anthony. Richmond Police Probe Reveals Some Circumstantial Evidence RICHMOND (AP) -- City councilmen today pondered a report from their special investigator which said he found circumstantial evidence some Richmond policemen had engaged in improper activities. The investigator, Robert J. Lumpkin, told council last night the month-long probe he conducted into the city's police department had produced many reports of protection money paid to policemen by gamblers and bootleggers. "A situation exists which cannot he endured and which demands f u r t h e r investigation inlo ils causes and Ihe subsequent application of necessary remedial measures," I^impkin said. Some informants "denounce police officers as so greedy (hat moRt of the profit derived from the illegal business was being aken by police officers," Lump- in said. He had no estimate of the num- x:r of policemen allegedly accept- ng protection money. All policemen interviewed by Lumpkin and lis staff of investigators emphatically denied participating in any improper activities but "circumstantial evidence tends to indicate otherwise in some cases," Lumpkin said. Direct evidence is hard to obtain, he told council, because many informants fear reprisals. But some have expressed a willingness to testify openly about police payoffs. Lumpkin said. The investigator recommended an eight-week continuation of the probe, estimated to cost $,'1.325 per week. It already has cost $1f.,500 J^umpkin said his s t a f f had beer informed that a former vice squat member had admitted obtaining money from convicted gambler larry L. Donovan to distribute o other vice squad members This reportedly was told to the cderal grand jury which conduct- id a probe into gambling here in February. L u m p k i n said. He had no details on this charge. The federal grand jury indicted Donovan for violating federal wagering laws and issued a report saying it found evidence of "appalling and flagrant disregard for law and order" in Richmond. The report started the current police probe. Lumpkin would not "endorse the phraseology" of Ihe jury's statement but he agreed an intolerable situation existed. When Donovan was sentenced, U.S. District Ally. Joseph S. Bambacus said in federal court t h a t the entire Richmond vice .squad was on Donovan's payroll. Bam- hacus has not elaborated. The QM General and Ihe QM owned by Joseph E. O'Connell of I s - ^ r a n t tn Douglas Training Command were umpires. Boston. ' a n d Dwight D. Eisenhower. Hopewell Humane Sociely Charges Answered By James 'Hopowell B u r e a u ) Hopewel! City Manger I/cvin James today publicly replied a number of charges mnde by the president of the Hopewell Huma'ne Society in connection with the recent dog roundup held May 11-13. In a letter addresser to Mrs. Helen Gosher, president of t h e lloprwcll Hum-mo. Society, he answers a l e t t e r published in the pross in which Mrs. Goshen made a number of claims as to the methods used in the dog facls in the matter, T feel it i n - [ n o m i s i n t e r p r e t a t i o n or cumbent upon me to answer youi as to its v a l i d i t y . letter categorically; p a r a g r a p h | by paragraph. is in reffrence 'o ! n n r conversation 19, in re- Paragraph 1.-No one o f f i c i a l l y . gards t o Game- Warden a c t i v i h s connected w i t h tho. City G o v e r n - i in Hopewell on May 11, 12 and mcnt has invited or attempted to i 13. connect the Hopewell H u m a n e j "Approximately Society with the recent dog sur- W ere made. arr roundup and stated that the Hu-1 i m : ";"" m n n n Snrinlu w.n; in nn vvnv alllno1 "V- voy. J. R. Brown, our local dog warden did not t n s l i f y in Court t h a t any Game Warden was using a gun to k i l l dogs, even t h o u g h the Wardens already have that connected with the day roundup. Copies of the letter were sent to the mayor and members of Paragraph 2. If you will refresh your memory you will probably recall that during the time the Humane Society direct ,, ...,,., council and I. H. Vassar. super-1 c d t l ) G strn v d °S chock t h a t you vising warden of Ihe commission in . . _ of Game and I n l a n d Fisheries ^-S the state. City Manger James writes: This has lo do and will acknowledge receipt of your letter under dale of May 18. 1%0, w i t h reference to the recent dog roundup in Hopewell conducted by I. H. Vas.sar, Supervising Warden of the Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries, copy of which was sent tn each member of council. II is my personal opinion any l e t t e r c o n t a i n i n g unfounded ac- usations and m i s i n f o r m a t i o n as I bought and issued shot gun shell;to the Game Wardens for the purpose of k i l l i n g clogs, and that dogs were shot under your d i r e c - 1 ;1I1{ [ l i o n . P a r a g r a p h 3. Agreed am not sure, hut I i h i n k t h e r e \\ore eisht u n v - t s made on C i t y W a r r a n t s of i l ' i q s r u M i u n u ai l a r y e . and 10 a r r o w s on S t a t e W a r r a n t s for u n l i c e n s e d dogs. "We pickr-d up a number of stray rious. 1 cannoi say e x a c t l y how many, which were put in the c i t y ;HMHH|. "Tho w a r d e n s were i n s t r u c t e d not to shooi any dogs while in there wore not any du.^s shot. "U w a s nim.ored ixM'oo I let't Hopewoll i l i a i iwo do;:* were shot at tiie pound, i asked Mr. Brown 10 v.aninis about t h i s , and Mr. Brown said lie put two to by 1 sleep w i t h tho needle. "I hope t h i s is '.he i n f o r m a t i o n you desired. "With kindr-st regards. I am" Paragraph .V We are most em- "shooting a dog from a distance a Warden would often have no way of knowing if the dog wore a collar". In the recent round-i up no dogs were either from a ' h a t i c t h a t the stray a n i m a l pro distance or short range; in fact j gram in Hopewel! is being run no dogs were shot, period. in a Humane way w i t h tho con- Paragraph -I. in answer to the. sideration for the pet. owners We ·lib paragraph of your letter in d i c a t i n g t h a t guns were used hy the Wardens and that ans staled in y o u r letter should not many as 30 dogs were killed in vey such as was hek! last \ \ r e k , do i.ot feel that any additional steps should be taken to dian^e the method of conducting t h e su r - THE MONEY VACUUM -- This device looking like a vacuum cleaner, collects dimes, not dust. Parking meter collector Al Paladino sucks up the take along Second Ave,, in New York Cily. he d i g n i f i e d by a reply, but since you have already released a copy to the press and one of Iho papers has seen fit to publish same without any nttcmpt to check the t h i s manner. 1 am q u o t i n g a l e i - j as we have had f u l l cooperation tt-r from Mr. I. l i . Vassar, S t i - j f r o m State Game Wardens w i t h pervising Warden, a photographic | no criticism, except frorti you as copy of which I am attaching j President o f t h e Hopewel! Humane hereto in order that there may be i Society.

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